View Full Version : dry locs!!!!

07-06-2010, 11:40 PM
My locs tend to be dry and I want to know of any products I could use to moisten them up? The dry and hardness is not sitting well with me help please!

07-06-2010, 11:50 PM
water. try making a spritz w/ water and your favorite EO (mine's rosemary)

07-06-2010, 11:56 PM
Yep, I just keep water on mine.

07-07-2010, 12:14 AM
Water and any oils that you'd like. I use 100% coconut oil, castor oil and/or extra virgin olive oil (evoo). If I happen to use them all at once, which it rare, I only use 1 or 2 drops of each. Of course if you're adding essential oils (eo), then a drop will do you. Fill your spritz bottle with water or fill it half way, depending on the size of your bottle, and spritz as needed.

alabama panther
07-07-2010, 12:26 AM
Where do you buy EO? My locs have been dry too.

Natural Stylist
07-07-2010, 12:31 AM
Castor Oil

07-07-2010, 12:49 AM
I tried oil/h20 spritzes and those didn't work for me at all. Recently I tried Infusium 23...woo...I don't buy into "miracle" products, but that thing works! For me at least. My locs are soft and not dry feeling, I've been using it for a couple weeks now with great results. I have hair that is normally extra extra dry and rough feeling. Now it's cottony soft and not looking like a parched desert!

07-07-2010, 01:37 AM
Where do you buy EO? My locs have been dry too.

i buy pretty much all of my health and natural hair products on vitacost.com

you'd be amazed how much you can find at reduced prices there. definitely didn't help my PJism

07-07-2010, 01:57 AM
Hi, First you can do a Hot oil treatment, weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. Use extra vrigin olive oil and maybe aid some EO. Then as needed make a spritz that contains some carrier oils such as evoo, sweet almond oil etc...I use EVOO--omega mix, because my hair tends to also be dry

07-07-2010, 01:41 PM
Non-sulfate shampoo. When I use it, I don't feel the need to oil my hair all the time. I got one from vitacost.com.

07-10-2010, 03:13 AM
thanks everyone for the tips!!!!!!

07-10-2010, 05:33 AM
For the past 2 weeks I've been spritzing daily with a mix made of fresh rosemary boiled for a bit in water with some dried sage, horsetail and rosebuds.

07-10-2010, 07:08 AM
The best mix I've ever made for when my locs were dry was a spritz bottle of distilled water, aloe vera juice, coconut oil, a little honey, and a few drops EO's of lavender and ylang ylang. My locs loved it and I carried a little small spritz bottle of it in my purse. :)

07-11-2010, 01:24 AM
I spritz my hair with aloe vera juice and distilled water mix 'til damp, then rub on a small amount of Africa's Best Ultimate Oil. My hair always dries soft.

07-11-2010, 12:27 PM
I don't know how long your Locs are but try Sprtizing them lightly with a water/conditioner mix or a moisturizing mix and baggying them several time throughout the week. This was an effective way of decreasing the dryness of my hair back when I was hooked on CFC, and I have very dry hair.

07-15-2010, 07:29 PM
water water water... :)

07-15-2010, 08:12 PM
Everything they said. I have a youtube video on moisture and locs here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj6Wj176q1g) But also don't forget to look at your water quality. Even if your water isn't hard it is full of chlorine most likely. I saw a huge difference when I bought my shower filter.

07-16-2010, 02:04 AM
I have the same problem especially after adding color to my locs. I spritz daily with water, rosemary, and peppermint oil. I even made my own concoction which has jojoba, sweet almond oil, and peppermint oil. I just ordered some Jamaican Black Castor oil. I heard that is good for moisture, I am waiting for it to arrive. I tried regular castor oil but it was too thick.